I wish to express my sincere gratitude and highest commendations to the Shaw Centre for their partnership with Carleton University and myself to host Ottawa’s First International Summit on Accessibility. The meeting was attended by over 500 people and featured plenary sessions, a tradeshow and a number of concurrent breakouts. As the meeting had well over 15% of attendees using either wheelchairs or scooters, being assisted by aide dogs or some other form of visible or invisible disability, many provisions had to be made – and the Shaw Centre more than met the challenge. Fearing the public elevators would not be sufficient, one of the large freight elevators was spruced up and used to move delegates with the assistance of our team of volunteers. The washrooms were all equipped with watering stations for aide dogs, and a designated area outside was created as a pet relieving area. There were many dietary restrictions as well with this group, which the Executive Chef personally oversaw, ensuring all attendees’ needs were met with delicious and nutritious offerings. The plenary room, 4 breakout rooms and the closing party staging all required compliant ramping (one foot length for every inch of rise) to make the sessions work – not only did the Shaw Centre source the ramps for us, but they refused to charge us. This demonstrates true partnership on making a conference a complete success. The Shaw Centre also took extra precautions for the safety of our delegates, designing custom evacuation plans in case of an emergency situation. These examples of outstanding performance were partnered with exceptional “can do” attitude and service at all levels before, during and after the conference. The Shaw Centre truly has amazing staff who are there to not just to help, but to make the planning and execution process fun and enjoyable. I would not hesitate to recommend the Shaw Centre for meetings large and small. I have organized meetings there for between 40 and 2500 people and not once been disappointed.